PCMC provides ION digital printing technology to IGT

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Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has partnered with international game technology (IGT), a gaming leader, to improve its complex process of printing instant lottery tickets with lottery ticket technology. ION digital printing from PCMC.

“IGT’s patented Infinity Instants lottery games that are printed using PCMC’s ION technology revolutionize traditional instant ticket printing,” said Keith Cash, vice president and general manager of instant ticket products and services. ‘IGT. “With this innovation, instant ticket players will enjoy a new level of entertainment, including a full color gaming experience that brings games to life like never before. In addition, the personalization possibilities offered by digital printing make it possible to adapt the tickets to any segment of players or type of retailer. IGT chose to brand this product category as Infinity Instants because the possibilities offered by technology are limitless.

In just seven months, PCMC’s digital printing team – Eric Short, Fabio Girolami, George Safrany and Peter Kuschnitzky, along with Ben Klinter, who provided start-up and in-person operator training – delivered a system complex high-speed ION inkjet printer powered by Memjet’s DuraLink technology, with a Navigator front end from Xitron.

“PCMC’s ION inkjet print engine is built using DuraLink components,” says Kuschnitzky, PCMC’s digital print applications specialist. “We’ve designed a multiple-width, duplex print engine that prints at full speed, in color. Because IGT prints in variable data printing mode, no two tickets are exactly the same.

PCMC’s ION digital printing solution can transform traditional analog presses into hybrid digital printing platforms. To meet specific customer challenges, PCMC is able to customize the configuration of components and modules.

“Our experience with IGT has allowed us to expand PCMC’s line of hybrid inline printing presses,” adds Rodney Pennings, PCMC Sales Manager – Printing, Coating and Lamination. “A 36-inch baler will be available in fall 2022.”

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